Saturday, January 21, 2017

Be a square!

Good morning Krafty people!!!! I'm here today sharing with you a Square card!  Yeah, I rarely make square cards.... I don't know why... I mean, I have NOTHING against the shape.... I just get stuck doing my 5x7 cards.  It's muscle memory.  I sit at my desk, I cut a 5x7 card base, I pick papers, I find an image, I color..... it's comfortable, it's habit, and I LIKE IT! HA HA HA!  

So when I saw the challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, I decided to "do something different" and stop being a "square" by making just that; a square card!  The challenge this week is to make a square card, in case I hadn't said that enough, and you can click here to find the details. 

On the top of my paper bin has been this orange piece of paper that is covered in cute old cameras!  I love it and I can just never bring myself to use it... that was going to end today! I also knew that SOMEWHERE in my stash of charms I had this little camera that would go perfect.  Which led me to the "Oh, Snap!" set by KKS! (Unfortunately it's not available for purchase any longer.)  I just adore this set and I had so much fun coloring it! 

...and here's the inside!  

To color the image I seriously used 45 Copic markers! Yeah, that shocked even me.  But it was fun and I had coffee, so I kept going. 

I hope that you join in with the Krafty Girls at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and make a square card. There is a prize for the winner! Prizes are always good!!! 
I have enjoyed being a Krafty Guest Designer this month and I have some super duper exciting news!!!!!! I got asked to be a guest designer again in February!  I'm soooooo excited!  So stay tuned for more KKS! He he he! 

Have a Krafty Day! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Release Hop!!!!

Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!!

The January Release is NOW available 
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are now up in the krafty shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the  Krafty Design Team and Guests!!
First up we shared TWO adorable new sets by artist Cheryl Grant! We have PARTY ANIMALS....
Next we shared TWO new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue!!! They are FANCY FRANCY...


Next up is a fluff new set by artist Emilie Goulet called BUDDY BEARS!
And lastly is a very versatile new sentiment set called SINCERE THANKS!

I chose to make a card using Party Animals because it's just too darn cute! here's my project: 

You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the krafty shop because they are ALL available NOW!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our January Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
Happy hoppin' and happy shopping!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Purrrrrrring for day 2 of peeks!

Welcome to Day TWO of the January Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we have a second stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant and I think you'll's purr-fect!  ;)
This sweet new set features little girl Lexi and a trio of her adorable fluffy friends!!! It features one large main image plus SEVEN coordinating sentiments!

You will see today's set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You'll see the list below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!
But first.... here's my creation: 
My card recipe is this:
I used Kraft yardstick as my base, and some DSP from Stampin' Up in Raspberry. 
All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Enamel Dots are from Recollections. 
I used a massive amount of Copics, here they are:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04 and R20
Hair: E25, E15, E13, Y17, Y15, and Y21
Kittens from left to right: 
Kitten 1) YR21, YR31, Y21, Y00
Kitten 2) C9, C7, C5, C3, and C1
Kitten 3) E29, E39, E37, E35, and E33
Blue Shorts:  B39, B66, B24, and B12
Socks and Pink Highlights: RV09, RV06, and RV02
White Shirt: T4, T2, and the colorless blender
Shoes: 100 (Black), W9, W7, W5, W3 and W1
Whew..... I think that is all of them. Ha ha ha! I hope you like my card, I'm so ridiculously excited about being a GDT this month that I'm positively ecstatic! (Oh wait, maybe that's the coffee, who knows!) I just adore KKS and I'm so honored to be included in this hop and in this release!  It's been so much fun! 
ALL SIX of the new January clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party beginning at 1pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends! Hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Krafty Day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

You little Party Animal, you!

Woot, woot! It's time to start the PARTY!!!
Welcome to Day ONE of the first first release of 2017
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we're kickin' things off with a a very appropriate set of ADORABLE animal stamps by artist Cheryl Grant!
It's called PARTY ANIMALS!!!

This sweet new features a large main image of some sweet animals getting ready to celebrate! It also features FIVE awesome sentiments in a mixture of fun and funky fonts!
So, this month I'm a GDT for KKS and I couldn't be more thrilled!  I'm like 5 cups of coffee thrilled..... seriously, I think I can SEE noises! hahahaha!!!!! I got up super early this morning and made a colorful card with this adorable image..... ready to see???? 

...and here's the inside, because you can't just leave it blank now can ya? 
I loved this set so much that I just HAD to use every single stamp that came with it!  Here's my card recipe:
1. The Birthday Wishes paper stack (6x6) by DCWV
2. Light blue twine
3. Cupcake buttons by Dress it up
4. Versamark ink
5. Stampendous "Detail Black" embossing powder
6. About 20 Tim Holtz Distress Inks (i use the little squares)
7. One fun lime green 3" paper doily 

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
All the Krafty Krew design team member PLUS some special guests listed below have lots of WILD creations to share with you today featuring the PARTY ANIMALS stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have an amazing Krafty Day!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Colour

Hi everyone! Guess what?  I'm a....

Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
This week's challenge is to use your Favourite Colour!!!  My favorite color(s) are Purple and Teal. So I used those as my starting point, and of course, a few more colors got mixed in as well! Ha ha ha! 

Card Recipe: 
The image I used is called "Rosie Fairy" and you can find her here.
The papers were random scraps that I had in my huge bin, so honestly I have no i deb what company they are from. 
All of the flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid
I used about 25 Stampin' Dimensionals and the distresser tool from Stampin' Up!
...and now for the list of Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, and R20
Hair: W9, E29, E08, YR18, and Y17
Rose: V09, V17, V15, V12, V01
Teal: BG09, BG49, BG05, BG13, BG01, and BG000
Green: BG78, YG67, G09, G14, G02, and G00
Pink Polka Dots: RV66, RV55, and RV02
I also used a Wink Of Stella Golden Glitter brush pen for the details in the wings and hair. 

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!
There's another Krafty Guest Contest going on NOW!! But the deadline is Wednesday the 18th!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!
Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment below, and have a crafty day! 

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